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Top 10 Holiday Movies

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Pour yourself a cup of eggnog, cozy up on the couch with a blanket and prepare yourself for a month full of heartwarming holiday flicks. Ladies, gentlemen and dogs currently dressed in sweaters, we present to you… our picks for the top 10 holiday movies.

10. The Family Man

Cast: Nicholas Cage, Don Cheadle, Teo Leoni, Jeremy Piven

Why we love it: Nicholas Cage singing opera in his underoos.

Favorite quote: “Don’t screw up the best thing in your life just because you’re a little unsure about who you are.”

9. Serendipity

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Molly Shannon, Eugene Levy, John Corbet

Why we love it: Jeremy Piven’s best friendship and John Corbet’s Shenai-playing skills.

Favorite quote: “Maybe we’re lying here because you don’t wanna be standing somewhere else.”

8. The Holiday

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, John Krasinski, Kathryn Hahn

Why we love it: All the meet-cutes.

Favorite quote: “Iris, in the movies, we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason, you’re behaving like the best friend.”

7. A Christmas Story

Cast: Peter Billingsly, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Jean Shepherd, Zack Ward

Why we love it: Ralphie’s dad’s love for the leg lamp.

Favorite quote: “You’ll shoot your eye out.”

6. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Cast: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, Molly Shannon

Why we love it: Cindy Lou Who’s braids, button nose and huge heart.

Favorite quote: “You’re an idiot!”

5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Special Edition)

Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Doris Roberts, Randy Quaid

Why we love it: Cousin Eddie’s turtleneck collar.

Favorite quote: “Merry Christmas. Shitter was full.”

4. Scrooged

Cast: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait

Why we love it: Bill. Murray.

Favorite quote: “I never liked a girl well enough to give her twelve sharp knives.”

3. Elf

Cast: Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Amy Sedaris, Bob Newhart, Jon Favreau, Peter Dinklage

Why we love it: Buddy’s contagious Christmas spirit and Zooey Deschanel’s singing voice.

Favorite quote: “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”

2. Love Actually

Cast: Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Laura Linney, Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Rowan Atkinson

Why we love it: The sweet bond between Daniel and Sam, Natalie’s bad mouth and allll of the romance.

Favorite quote: “To me, you are perfect, and my wasted heart will love you. Until you look like this.”

1. Home Alone

Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, John Candy

Why we love it: Kevin grooming himself while singing “White Christmas”, and of course, the battle.

Favorite quote: “Buzz! Your girlfriend! Woof!”


Bonus Pick: Krampus

Cast: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell

Why we love it: This fun comedy-horror acts as a palate cleanser and break from all of the other heartwarming holiday flicks. Warning: not mom-approved. Watch this when the kids go to bed.

Favorite quote: “Shepherd’s gotta protect his flock.”

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